Day 1238 – The Story Behind My Wedding Dress

When I first got engaged, I thought I was going to wear my mom’s wedding dress. I had tried it on so many times as a teen/young adult. Even though it was worn in 1977, it was still something I really liked. One of my mom’s friends encouraged her to make sure this was truly “My Dress.” I thought about it and it really wasn’t. It was my mom’s dress. Though, I did like how my dad smiled when he saw me in it.

So I wanted to go look at dresses as soon as possible! It was a last minute search and only my friend Marcy (who wasn’t even a bridesmaid at the time….though, I did ask her very shortly after this experience!) was available to go. We drove up to the David’s Bridal in York and started our search. Since I was getting married in the backyard, I thought the more “destination/beach” wedding dress was the direction I wanted to go.

I tried on a few…

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It was fun, I liked the dresses. But there wasn’t that “moment.” Stacey, who was helping me find my dress, at this point said….ok, I found a dress for you…it’s totally different from the others you’ve tried on so far, but I think you’ll like it…

I started to cry in the dressing room as she was lacing it up….

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It was perfect with the veil and tiara.

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My dad had fun with the veil later.

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And the dress still made him smile.

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Here’s the full dress…..

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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